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WEB FILM

The new UNFPA web film Women War Health shows how war can indirectly threaten women's lives and well-being – from the danger of unassisted childbirth to increased sexual violence and HIV transmission.

HAITI

UNFPA is working with UNICEF and PAHO to assist pregnant women and victims of sexual violence after recent violence in Haiti.

SUDAN/CHAD

As fighting continues in Darfur, UNFPA and its partners are providing urgently needed health supplies for displaced Sudanese in both Sudan and Chad.

GLOBAL EVALUATION

UNFPA and its partners in the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health for Refugees are conducting the first-ever, inter-agency global evaluation of access to RH care in refugee settings.

ECUADOR

UNFPA has conducted contingency planning for emergencies in Ecuador, which is highly prone to disasters including flooding, earthquakes, drought, volcanic eruptions, landslides and the effects of the El Niño current.

IRAN

Following December's earthquake in the city of Bam, UNFPA support has provided emergency medical equipment and supplies and established shower sanitary points for thousands of Iranians.

CONFERENCE ON REFUGEES

Proceedings are now online from the third annual international research conference of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium, held in October 2003 and sponsored by UNFPA and UNHCR.

LIBERIA

UNFPA is distributing “dignity kits” – small re-usable bags containing toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, towels, combs, sanitary napkins and other hygiene items – to displaced women in war-torn Liberia.

IRAQ

A reproductive health assessment conducted by UNFPA finds that damage to health facilities, water and electricity shortages, and the lack of drugs and medical equipment are having devastating impacts on the health of the Iraqi people.

 

SECURITY COUNCIL

The importance of UNFPA-supported programmes for HIV prevention and UN peacekeepers was highlighted in a Security Council briefing in November.

LIBERIA

In 2003, UNFPA provided emergency reproductive health assistance for approximately 250,000 internally displaced Liberians in and around the capital city of Monrovia.

SIERRA LEONE

A 20-year-old ex-combatant in Sierra Leone has joined the UNFPA-supported Global Youth Partners initiative, which helps prevent the spread of HIV among young people worldwide.

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